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Eliot Spitzer Sued for $90 Mil — He Should Write for Dear Dirty America

August 23
04:42 2011

Poor Eliot Spitzer. He can’t get a break. Sure, he was busted for enjoying a bit of prostitution, but Benjamin Franklin enjoyed the brothel as much as any other politician. The latest on Spitzer is that he’s getting sued for $90 million. That’s absurd. Give us the details, Huffington:

Eliot Spitzer is being sued for a year-old column, Reuters reports.
The libel lawsuit concerns an August 22, 2010 column that Spitzer wrote for Slate. The former New York attorney general was responding to a Wall Street Journal editorial which was critical of one of his cases, a probe he brought against Wall Street firm Marsh & McLennan, as well as insurance giant AIG. The probe was eventually ended after Marsh paid out an $850 million civil settlement.

In his suit, Gilman said Spitzer was guilty of “actual malice” and had defamed him, because, he said, it was clear that he was the subject of Spitzer’s column. He also said that, since Spitzer wrote his column after the convictions had been overturned, he was being libelous in saying that Marsh employees had been “convicted and sentenced to jail terms.” He is suing Spitzer for $60 million; McNenney is suing for $30 million.

Should Spitzer start a guest column on Dear Dirty America? I think he should at least apply. I’d have to see his CV first. If everything checks out, then sure, I’d love to have him! And he wouldn’t get sued because it’s not like anybody actually reads DDA.

And I could afford him if the Kardashian clan decides to fund DDA.

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